There are 2 more days of Propelify: Here is a look ahead … and a look back

If you haven’t logged in to the virtual version of the Propelify Innovation Festival, you still have two days to do so. Here are some of the panels that are still to come.

The event, put on by TechUnited:NJ, is free to view. Here’s where you can check it out.

And here’s some of the key panels coming up:

Thursday: #BetterConnected focusing on smart cities

Topic: Pandemic Realities: Why 5G & Video are More Important than Ever (10:30–11 a.m.)
Panel: Sampath Sowmyanarayan: President of Global Enterprise, Verizon Business
Krish Ramakrishnan: Chief of Innovation and Products at BlueJeans by Verizon

Topic: The Future is What We Make It with Anthony Scaramucci & James Altucher (11-11:45 a.m.)
Panel: Anthony Scaramucci: Founder & Chairman, SALT
James Altucher: Founder, “The James Altucher Show” Podcast

Topic: The Potential of 5G (1-1:30 p.m.)
Panel: Sanyogita Shamsunder: VP, Global Network & Technology, Verizon
Mark Curiale: Marketing & Communications Manager, Hoboken Public Library
Andrew Mendoza: Chief Strategy Officer, Inception
Aaron Price: CEO, TechUnited:NJ | Founder of Propelify

Friday: #BetterBeta revolving around empowering entrepreneurs, innovators and instigators

Topic: Planting Golden Seeds in The Garden State (10:30–11 a.m.)
Panel: Tammy Murphy: First Lady, State of New Jersey
Natalie Watson: Partner, McCarter & English
Jill Johnson: Co-Founder & CEO, Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Topic: How to Blitzscale Your Startup (11-11:20 a.m.)
Presenter: Chris Yeh- Author, Blitzscaling

Here are some notes and quotes from the first three days:

Monday: #BetterTogether

Panel: She Invented it Here: Women Innovators Growing Businesses in NJ

“My son at three years old said he couldn’t be a superhero because he wasn’t white,” Yla Eason, Founder of Olmec Toys (1st Black Superhero toy).

“61% of female entrepreneurs bootstrap their business. Venture Capital is less than 2% going to women. We’re always operating on a razors edge. I invest in the person first, someone who is willing to go the distance,” Kathleen Griffith CEO of Build Like a Woman.

“1,000 No’s to get 1 YES!” Debra Sandler, CEO of Mavis Foods.

Tuesday: #BetterWellness

Panel: How the Pink CEO Built a Team of Quirky Owners on Her Way to a $1B Exit

“I invest in female disruptors,” Cindy Eckert, CEO, The Pink Ceiling.

Wednesday: #BetterPlanet

Panel: The Opportunity for the Energy Industry to Create Equity

“Climate change is nowhere near as simple as COVID-19,” Ralph Izzo, Chairman & CEO, PSEG.

Panel: From Yogurt to eBooks: Building Sustainability at Scale

“We are more than 90% more energy efficient compared to when we started,” Evan van Hook, V.P., Health, Safety, Environment, Product Stewardship and Sustainability at Honeywell.